Pair Of Tribal Earweights
Kalimantan was called Borneo before its independence. Many Dayak cultures live inland among Kalimantan's great rivers. Most of them are currently hill-farming societies. Long earlobes are a sign of beauty and allow people to wear a major part of their wealth at the same time. Big, heavy, globular-shaped earrings tapering to a point at the bottom worn on extended earlobes were often used as a sign of maturity or marriageable status for women. Brasswork is highly prized by the inland Dayaks.